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  1. HK union hails 'momentous day'

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) hailed the International Olympic Committee's decision to include sevens as an Olympic sport, calling it a 'momentous day ... Sevens to the union's position as a sport within Hong Kong's Sports Federation & Olympic Committee. The union will also examine how best to support the continued development of Hong ...

  2. Payne calls it a day after 11 years as union chief

    Posted Jun 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Allan Payne will end an illustrious 11-year stint in charge of the day-to-day running of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) when he steps down as executive director ... the Asian Rugby Football Union and was appointed chairman of the HSBC Asian Five Nations tournament committee this year. HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory said: 'Allan has had a tremendous impact ...

  3. Full-time rugby a must for HK

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... No1 team and the rest. This is not new. Even in the old days Japan ruled the roost. The Asian Rugby Football Union was formed in 1968 with Hong Kong one of eight founding members. Its purpose ... and Japan continued to conquer. With the old eight-team format made redundant by newer members joining the Asian family, and the fact it had become too expensive for one host union to stage one big ...

  4. Union to invest HK$50m in grounds

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Multi-million-dollar outlay to cater for the growing need for more facilities The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union will splash out more than HK$50 million in the next year for ground development at King's Park and other sites in the New Territories, a union official said yesterday. The second phase of an upgrade at King's Park - costing HK$28 million ...

  5. Ready to erupt

    Posted Mar 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... could have that same following one day.' For many Filipinos, rugby union is as foreign as chopsticks to an eskimo. But the sport, which has been largely the domain of British and Australian expatriates, has rapidly taken root in the past decade thanks to the push by the Asian Rugby Football Union (Arfu) and a band of dedicated former rugby players in Manila. 'The Philippines Rugby ...

  6. Japanese official lands key post in Asian union

    Posted Aug 17th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Japan has taken over a key position inside the Asian Rugby Football Union as the country prepares to mount another bid to land the World Cup. Noburo 'Nobby' Mashimo, chairman of the Japan Rugby Football Union, was elected last month as Arfu's representative on the International Rugby Board. Japan narrowly missed out on the chance to host the 2011 World ...

  7. HKRFU chairman says sevens focus may put China's 15s game at risk

    Posted Jun 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... means China will be playing with the smallest fish next year. 'This is very serious,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory. 'If they are more interested in sevens than 15s, it is a huge concern. I hope this is not the case.' Officials from the Chinese Rugby Union were not available for comment. China was not even represented at the Asian Rugby ...

  8. The 40,000-ticket question- it's anyone's guess because the union doesn't know

    Posted Mar 25th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... this year,' says Hong Kong Rugby Football Union executive director Allan Payne. 'We are not sure why there is such a huge demand as this tournament is not a milestone or a World Cup event.' ... the clubs, mini-rugby, the Rugby Union Club etc,' Payne said. 'The Hong Kong public got 6,000, which is more than last year. From the remaining 16,000, half goes to patrons and sponsors, ...

  9. Home side could prove Asian Games 'surprise package'

    Posted Mar 28th 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... Unus Alladin Impressed by Hong Kong's victory against Wales, South Korea coach Kim Yun-ki said the local side could be a surprise at the Asian Games in Guangzhou- and claim gold. Kim watched Hong Kong defeat the world champions and he was convinced t ...

  10. Rugby union

    Posted Dec 31st 2006, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and once again booked their berth at the World Cup. Off the field, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union were virtually accused of piracy by their counterparts in Sri Lanka for hijacking the Asian ...




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